May 29, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog

Health Science, Pre-Physical Therapy, BS


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The School of Allied Health Sciences offers a course of study that leads to the degree Bachelor of Science in Health Science: Physical Therapy. The Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy major is a preclinical track which includes all of the courses required for application for admission to graduate professional physical therapy programs.  
 
As described by the Division of Physical Therapy, students pursuing graduate study would seek to become members of a profession involving the evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement disorders, disabilities, injuries caused by a variety of problems, such as musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular disorders and aging. Physical therapists treat individuals of all ages (across the lifespan) restoring function and promoting independence. 
 
While recommended for students interested in majoring in Physical Therapy at the graduate level;    successful completion of the undergraduate Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy degree is only one criteria for entry into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. The admissions process is highly competitive and spaces are limited.  Please see DPT program for additional criteria.   

Additionally, the Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy curriculum is designed to produce graduates capable of demonstrating those characteristics identified as desirable by employers of tomorrow’s health care professionals. Graduates may seek to work in a health care setting or to continue on to other (non-DPT) graduate and/or professional programs.  

Curriculum


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Total Hours: 120


*HSA 4700 ; Health Statistics/Research has a prerequisite of HSA 3110  & STA 2023.
#HIM 3437 ; Fundamentals Medical Science I has a prerequisite of BSC 2093  & BSC 2093L .
^HIM 3438 ; Fundamentals Medical Science II has a prerequisite of BSC 2093  & BSC 2093L BSC 2094  & BSC 2094L .

Foreign Language Requirement


Prior to graduation, all students must have documentation showing completion of the foreign language requirement: two (2) years of the same language or American Sign Language taken in high school or eight semester hours at an accredited undergraduate institution.

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